Syria Tracker offers a crisis mapping system that uses crowdsourced text, photo and video reports and data mining techniques forming a live map of the Syrian conflict since March 2011. Syria Tracker provides:
A continually updated list of eye witness reports from within Syria, often accompanied by media links
Aggregate reports including analysis and visualizations of deaths and atrocities in Syria
A stream of content-filtered media from news, social media (Twitter and Facebook) and official sources
Syria Tracker, is a 2015 Digital Activism Nominee, Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award.
Syria Tracker is an online map that shows where human rights abuses are happening in Syria, charting exactly when and where violence such as murders, rapes and chemical attacks have taken place, as well as instances where food and water supplies have been tampered with. The site encourages civilians to anonymously report what’s going on in Syria, using encryption technology such as Tor in one of the world’s most difficult and dangerous countries for reporters. Not only does Syria Tracker allow outside relief teams to know what’s going on, the map also provides the rest of the world with otherwise non-existent accurate and up-to-date information. Crucially, by collating diverse data Syria Tracker has been able to illustrate trends in violence in Syria, such as last year’s rise in civilian deaths, suggesting they are being increasingly targeted.